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Explore Energy is an effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy, which is part of the Doerr School of Sustainability.

“We’re going to have to deliver energy to nine billion people before long. Explore Energy aims to develop a generation of energy-literate people who want to change the world."

—Jane Woodward

About Us

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What is Explore Energy?

Our Mission is to enhance and amplify the Stanford student experience around "Everything Energy." We develop education offerings, catalyze connection, and build synergy within (and beyond) Stanford's energy ecosystem.

Our Vision is to support all Stanford students interested in energy and propel them to make a purposeful impact in the world.

Check out the November 11, 2021 Stanford Daily article introducing Explore Energy. 

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Navigate & Connect

A hub in Stanford’s energy ecosystem that provides students with a toolbox of resources and personalized matching to a vast range of opportunities. We help bring “Everything Energy” from Stanford’s Schools, Institutes, and various campus groups into one cohesive point of access.

Learn & Experience

An umbrella over the experiential learning and student engagement programs under the Precourt Institute for Energy. We support existing offerings and develop new offerings that “fill the gaps” across energy education. Our goal is to make learning about energy accessible, inclusive, fun, and comprehensive.

Why Energy? 

  • Energy use accounts for 73% of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. As fundamental to human development yet the primary contributor to climate change, energy presents a pressing global challenge with vast implications. 

  • To reach Net Zero by 2050, we need to decarbonize power generation, industry, transportation, agriculture, and more — while addressing equity, justice, and human development challenges. We must advocate for a just transition to a clean energy future.

  • We need a generation of energy-literate people who want to change the world — both as energy users in their personal life and as decision-makers and global citizens.